Premiere Watch: Different Dreams
Time slot: Saturday
Genre: Historical, spy, melo
Episode count: 40 episodes (Four 30 minute episodes will air consecutively)
Reasons to watch: Different Dreams is an epic historical spy melo about the Korean independence movement brought to us by the director of Legend, Yoon Sang-ho, and the writer of IRIS, Jo Gyun-won. Taking place in Seoul, Shanghai, and Manchuria, the drama is set during the Japanese colonial era of the early 20th century. Yoo Ji-tae will be playing the drama version of real-life Korean independence fighter and leader, Kim Won-bong. Lee Yo-won will star opposite as a young doctor named Lee Young-jin. She was born to a Korean family, but after her parents were killed she was adopted by a Japanese family and raised as a Japanese woman. However, in adulthood, she decides to join the independence movement and begins a double life. While she works as both a doctor and secret agent for the resistance, she meets Im Joo-hwan, a Japanese prosecutor. He develops unrequited feelings for her while acquiring an admirer of his own, a jazz singer played by Nam Gyu-ri.